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No Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This double layer cream cheese pumpkin pie is simple to make and it uses two types of instant pudding – vanilla pudding and pumpkin pudding. Pumpkin instant pudding is only available at certain times of the year. If it is unavailable when you want to make this no bake pumpkin pie, you might want to use two packages of vanilla instant pudding instead and add some canned pumpkin to the mixture.

This is the best ever pumpkin cream pie in terms of both flavor and easiness to make. The cream cheese and cream makes it creamy and luxurious and the puddings give it the perfect flavor. If you cannot find pumpkin pie spice, use a combination of cinnamon and ginger. A little nutmeg gives a nice flavor too but be careful when adding nutmeg or ginger because a little goes a long way. It is obviously easier to add more spice that to remove it when you have added too much!

This cream cheese pumpkin pie has a great consistency and it is nice served ice cold. It needs to be refrigerated for a few hours or overnight, to make sure it sets properly. If you want to make a single layered pumpkin cream cheese pie, mix the two mixtures together and spread the whole lot over the crust. This means combining the cream cheese mixture with the pumpkin pie spice pudding mixture. It is up to you which you choose but the two-tone pie looks extra tempting.

Layered Pistachio Pie with Chocolate and Coffee Frosting
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves or Makes: 8
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  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 package instant pumpkin pudding
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • Dream Topping, Cool Whip or whipped cream, to serve
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mixed nuts, to garnish (optional)
  • Caramel ice cream syrup, to serve (optional)
  1. Whisk the cream cheese with the sugar and a tablespoon of the milk until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the cream.
  2. Add the pudding mixes to the remaining milk.
  3. Add the rest of the pumpkin pie spice and beat with a wire whisk until the mixture is thick.
  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the pie crust and level it flat with a palette knife.
  5. Spoon the pumpkin pie spice mixture over the top.
  6. Chill the cream cheese pumpkin pie in the refrigerator for 4 hours or more, until it is firm.
  7. Serve garnished with caramel sauce and mixed nuts, if you like, as well as whipped topping or cream.

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This is the best ever pumpkin cream pie. Making it in two layers gives it such a professional look and it is so much simpler than you might imagine. There is not even any cooking involved in this pumpkin pie recipe. Despite being simple to make, it looks really elegant. This no bake pumpkin pie should not take more than fifteen minutes to put together, unless you choose to make your own pastry crust for it. You need to make it in plenty of time though, so the pumpkin flavored filling has a chance to set. Store leftover pie in the refrigerator and it will keep for a couple of days.

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